National Institutes of Health to Issue mHealth Grants

National Institutes of Health to Issue mHealth GrantsAccording to published reports coming to light Tuesday, a pair of grants is now being offered by the National Institutes of Health.

Focused on mHealth, the grants are designed to inspire further research and cultivation on mobile health tools and resources that will help to improve the communication between patients and their medical providers.

“The goal is to increase the adherence of patients to the recommendations made by their doctors,” QRcodepress reports.

The NIH is hoping that with these grants, they will be able to send mhealth solutions into the mainstream by providing the necessary funds to “stimulate research utilizing mobile health tools aimed at the improvement of effective patient–provider communication, adherence to treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations.”

The NIH is accepting grant applications through May 16th.

The first of the two grants is geared toward “adherence, communication and self-management,” while the second is meant to help kick-start research into “citizen-driven approaches to engaging and retaining people in improving their health.”

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